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 Latest Dolphins Player Notes
Nov 22 2017 - Matt Moore
  QB Matt Moore could be making his sixth start in the last 14 games if he gets the nod against New England. Moore, who has come on in relief twice this season and once last season, has a 2-3 record as a starter since last season.


Nov 22 2017 - Cameron Wake
  DE Cam Wake hasn't had a sack in the last four games. Head coach Adam Gase was asked about giving Wake fewer snaps to help his effectiveness. "I think it's hard to take a guy that's still disruptive and doing his job in the run game," Gase said. "He's doing what we're asking him to do and he's executing things still at a high level."


Nov 22 2017 - Jakeem Grant
  WR Jakeem Grant was being mentioned as a key secondary target during training camp, but things haven't worked out that way. Grant has three receptions for 15 yards. "We had some personnel packages that we liked with a few of those younger guys," head coach Adam Gase said, "and we weren't getting enough plays in the game to where we could kind of start messing around with that and see how it works." Gase said he likes how Grant has been working.


Nov 22 2017 - Rashawn Scott
  WR Rashawn Scott was activated for last week's game over WR Leonte Carroo because he had a better week of practice. Scott, a better special teams performer, will have a weekly battle with Carroo, according to head coach Adam Gase.


Nov 22 2017 - William Hayes
  DE William Hayes (back) didn't practice Wednesday. Hayes, one of Miami's best run stoppers, missed practice time last week with a back injury, but he hasn't missed a game.


Nov 22 2017 - Laremy Tunsil
  LT Laremy Tunsil (illness) missed practice Wednesday. Tunsil has struggled this season. He was flagged three times last week against Tampa Bay.


Nov 22 2017 - Stephone Anthony
  LB Stephone Anthony (quadriceps), who has been inactive for six games, missed practice Wednesday and is "day-to-day," according to defensive coordinator Matt Burke. Anthony found a spot in the nickel defense last week, sometimes relieving LB Lawrence Timmons.


Nov 22 2017 - Neville Hewitt
  LB Neville Hewitt, who started five games but was cut with a shoulder injury in September, was promoted to the 53-man roster from the practice squad Wednesday. Hewitt, who has been on the practice squad, could provide immediate depth.


Nov 22 2017 - Jermon Bushrod
  RG Jermon Bushrod (foot) missed Wednesday's practice and head coach Adam Gase said of the injury, "I'm not sure if it's long term." Bushrod hasn't missed a game this year.


Nov 22 2017 - Jay Cutler
  QB Jay Cutler (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday and his availability for Sunday at New England is in question. Injuries are starting to become a factor. Cutler left the New York Jets game five weeks ago with a rib injury, missed the Baltimore game the following week, didn't play the second half of last week's Tampa Bay game and could miss this week's game.


Nov 20 2017 - Chase Allen
  MLB Chase Allen (no tackles) got fairly positive reviews for his start. Allen played 30 snaps and although he didn't make a tackle he was viewed as doing a credible job, according to head coach Adam Gase. It was the second start of the season for Allen, the undrafted rookie from Southern Illinois.


Nov 20 2017 - Sam Young
  T Sam Young ended the Tampa Bay game at right tackle after RG Jermon Bushrod left with a foot injury in the third quarter.


Nov 20 2017 - Jesse Davis
  G-T Jesse Davis started at right tackle against Tampa Bay and ended at right guard after Jermon Bushrod left with a foot injury. Davis could find himself making a start at right guard next week depending on Bushrod's availability.


Nov 20 2017 - T.J. McDonald
  S T.J. McDonald had five tackles in his second game back from an eight-game suspension. McDonald and fellow S Reshad Jones are still being used interchangeably.


Nov 20 2017 - Cameron Wake
  DE Cam Wake (6.0 sacks) didn't have a sack against Tampa Bay and has now gone four consecutive games without a sack.


Nov 20 2017 - Kenyan Drake
  RB Kenyan Drake (seven carries, four yards) didn't have a good day against Tampa Bay. Drake only had one reception for 10 yards meaning he had 14 yards from scrimmage on eight touches.


Nov 20 2017 - Kenny Stills
  WR Kenny Stills had one of the best days of his career against Tampa Bay with a career-best 180 yards and seven receptions, the second-best total of his career, against Tampa Bay. Stills has 40 receptions for 588 yards (14.7 yards per reception) and five touchdowns.


Nov 20 2017 - Jay Cutler
  QB Jay Cutler (concussion) remains in concussion protocol and his status for Sunday's game isn't yet known. Cutler left the Tampa Bay game at halftime and didn't return. Cutler has left two games this season with injuries. He left the 31-28 victory over the New York Jets in the third quarter with a ribs injury.


Nov 20 2017 - Jermon Bushrod
  RG Jermon Bushrod (foot) left Sunday's game in the third quarter and didn't return. His status for Sunday's game at New England isn't yet known. Head coach Adam Gase said he hadn't yet talked to trainers about Bushrod as of Monday afternoon.


Nov 20 2017 - Kiko Alonso
  WLB Kiko Alonso had a career-best 10 tackles.


Nov 20 2017 - Chase Allen
  LB Chase Allen made his first NFL start at linebacker for Miami. Allen played into the third quarter, but was taken out and evaluated for a concussion. He replaced starter Rey Maualuga, who was arrested early Saturday morning on a battery charge and waived later that day by the Dolphins.


Nov 20 2017 - Cody Parkey
  PK Cody Parkey kicked two field goals in the third quarter for Miami, which suffered its fourth straight loss.


Nov 20 2017 - Matt Moore
  QB Matt Moore replaced an injured Jay Cutler and went 17 of 28 for 282 yards, including a 61-yard scoring pass to Kenny Stills to tie the score at 20 with 3:00 left.


Nov 20 2017 - Jay Cutler
  QB Jay Cutler was removed from Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a concussion evaluation. Cutler was tackled on the next-to-last play -- a 1-yard run -- of the first half by Tampa Bay's Ryan Russell. Cutler stayed down for a brief moment and got up slowly. He did not return for the second half, and the team announced he was under evaluation for a concussion and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Cutler finished 6 of 12 for 83 yards with one passing touchdown and three interceptions. He was replaced by Matt Moore.


Nov 17 2017 - Jarvis Landry
  WR Jarvis Landry (chest) was upgraded to full participation for Thursday's practice. Landry was listed as limited Wednesday when Miami players had the day off.


Nov 17 2017 - William Hayes
  DE William Hayes (knee) was limited for Thursday's practice and seems as though he'll play Sunday.


Nov 17 2017 - Jermon Bushrod
  RG Jermon Bushrod (shoulder) was limited Thursday, but figures to be OK for Sunday's game.


Nov 17 2017 - Bobby McCain
  CB Bobby McCain (thigh) was limited in Thursday's practice. McCain figures to be OK for Sunday's game.


Nov 17 2017 - Michael Thomas
  S Michael Thomas (knee), who played last week with a knee ailment, was limited in Thursday's practice. Thomas is a core special teams player and the top backup from scrimmage.


Nov 17 2017 - Kenny Stills
  WR Kenny Stills (back) left practice early Thursday with the aid of team personnel. His status for Sunday is unclear. Most likely, WRs Jakeem Grant and Leonte Carroo would take on increased roles if Stills is sidelined or slowed.


Nov 17 2017 - Senorise Perry
  RB Senorise Perry (knee), who also has kickoff-return duties, didn't practice Thursday. His status for Sunday is unknown. Perry opened the game with a 29-yard kickoff return last week.


Nov 17 2017 - Ndamukong Suh
  DT Ndamukong Suh (knee) missed practice Thursday, but expressed confidence he will play Sunday against Tampa Bay. Miami badly needs Suh. Its run defense surrendered 294 yards to Carolina last week with the Pro- Bowl selection on the field and most likely the defense would be much worse without Suh.


Nov 15 2017 - Jesse Davis
  RT Jesse Davis seemed to do an acceptable job in his first game as a starter at that position. Davis didn't allow a sack and although QB Jay Cutler was under pressure for much of the Carolina game, Davis didn't allow an abnormal amount of pressures.


Nov 15 2017 - Alterraun Verner
  CB Alterraun Verner stays on the roster as the just-in-case corner. Verner typically plays kickoff coverage and sometimes on field-goal/extra-point block teams meaning he gets maybe eight or nine snaps per game.


Nov 15 2017 - Jay Cutler
  QB Jay Cutler is ninth in the NFL in completion percentage (65.3), but is 31st in yards per attempt (5.87), which suggests the downfield passing game is a rarity.


Nov 15 2017 - Kenny Stills
  WR Kenny Stills (33 receptions, 408 yards, 4 TDs) has had a low-key season while averaging 12.4 yards per reception. But Stills has had his three best yardage totals (65, 67 and 85 yards) in the last four games.


Nov 15 2017 - Cameron Wake
  DE Cam Wake (6.0 sacks) hasn't had a sack in the last three games.


Nov 15 2017 - Cordrea Tankersley
  CB Cordrea Tankersley has been fairly solid as a starter. The rookie third-round pick hasn't been picked on and his aggressive nature might be one reason. Tankersley hasn't been outstanding, but he's been good enough.


Nov 15 2017 - DeVante Parker
  WR DeVante Parker (six receptions, 66 yards) wasn't a factor for the majority of the night. Parker had three receptions for 39 yards after Miami fell behind, 31-7, in the third quarter.


Nov 15 2017 - Kiko Alonso
  LB Kiko Alonso struggled in pass coverage for the second straight game. Alonso wasn't totally responsible for TE Ed Dickson (three receptions, 33 yards, one touchdown), but he often had the job and didn't fare especially well.


Nov 15 2017 - Senorise Perry
  RB Senorise Perry had four kickoff returns for 87 yards as he served his second game replacing RB Kenyan Drake there. Perry opened the game with a 29-yard return.


Nov 15 2017 - Julius Thomas
  TE Julius Thomas had a touchdown, but the veteran was quiet for the vast majority of the night totaling eight yards on two receptions, including his 2-yard TD reception on a shovel pass.


Nov 15 2017 - Xavien Howard
  CB Xavien Howard drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone for the second time in two games.


Nov 15 2017 - Damien Williams
  RB Damien Williams, who battled an illness all week, missing two days of practice, totaled 29 yards from scrimmage - 19 yards rushing and 10 yards receiving. Williams had two receptions for 10 yards and nine carries for 19 yards.


Nov 15 2017 - Kenyan Drake
  RB Kenyan Drake had a 66-yard touchdown run, but aside from that he had a quiet night. Drake totaled 84 yards from scrimmage - 82 rushing and two receiving.


Nov 15 2017 - Ted Larsen
  LG Ted Larsen made his season debut, but it didn't seem to make much difference. Larsen at times seemed to struggle against DT Kawann Short.


Nov 15 2017 - T.J. McDonald
  S T.J. McDonald had a team-best nine tackles in his season debut, but he also missed a crucial tackle near the goal line on RB Cameron Artis-Payne's 12-yd touchdown run. McDonald served an eight-game suspension before being activated Saturday.


Nov 15 2017 - Jay Cutler
  QB Jay Cutler (22 of 37, 213 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, 82.4 passer rating) didn't have a good night. This was after head coach Adam Gase said during the week Cutler had had back-to-back strong outings against the New York Jets and Oakland.


Nov 15 2017 - Ja'Wuan James
  RT Ja'Wuan James was placed on injured reserve due to what is some sort of hamstring injury. Head coach Adam Gase was vague on the exact ailment saying it isn't truly a hamstring injury. Whatever the case, James is done for the season and could be facing surgery.


Nov 14 2017 - Jay Cutler
  QB Jay Cutler completed 22 of 37 passes for 213 yards for the Dolphins on Monday night against the Panthers. He threw for two touchdowns, including a 9-yard strike to Jarvis Landry with 4:05 to play. Cutler was coming off his career-best game in terms of completion percentage (81 percent on 34 of 42 vs. Oakland), but he had that many incompletions by late in the second quarter at 8 of 16. "We have to play better. That starts in the first half," Cutler said. "We have to keep from putting our defense in bad spots."



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